Charles Meltzer, MD, FACS

Charles Meltzer, MD, is known as an exceptional leader who motivates and empowers everyone around him. An innovator at heart, he jumped at the chance to help the interregional head and neck surgery chairs enhance care management for patients with…

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Matthew Lando, MD

“One of the main things I try to impart to residents is the mindset that every patient is an individual. Every patient’s condition is unique.”
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Charles Meltzer, MD

"My father died from cancer when I was 2 years old, and I had my own run in with it. As a survivor, I understand what patients go through, and I want to make sure that we’re doing the best we can for our patients with head and neck cancer."
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Robert McLaughlin, MD

"The real heroes are the doctors who make time to involve their patients in care coordination and the specialists who work together to provide immediate advice and ensure access for our patients every day."
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Raul Cruz, MD

A number of our country's best head and neck surgeons have one thing in common; they were trained by Dr. Raul Cruz. Since 2001, Dr. Cruz has directed Kaiser Permanente Oakland's distinguished Head & Neck Residency Training Program. He teaches…

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Raymond Hilsinger, MD

Many of the country’s best head and neck surgeons have one thing in common and that’s the exceptional training and guidance they received from one man, Raymond Hilsinger, MD. From 1972 to 2002, Dr. Hilsinger served as director of Oakland’s…

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Barry Rasgon, MD

Some people have a head for business. Barry Rasgon, MD, has a head for heads and necks. He’s a regional referral point for high risk and complicated head and neck oncology as well as sentinel lymph node biopsy for head…

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Keith Matsuoka, MD

In 1995, Dr. Matsuoka responded to his patients who were having trouble obtaining good quality hearing aids, by developing a business plan for a Hearing Aid Center at Hayward. His goal was to provide members with better service and a…

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